What is the meaning of potlatch at which Mark meets Keetah's sister?Its a part of the book called I Heard The Owl Call My Name.
A potlatch is more than just a gathering. It is a Northwest Native American feast, usually held to mark an important occasion. The host gave gifts to the guests, and sometimes gave away all of his possesions. Among other things, a potlatch was a way of increasing the host's status.